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kick the tires and light the fires

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  • v. (used by fighter pilots) To take off.

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From kick the tires, referring to a preflight check of the landing gear, and light the fires, referring to the ignition of the afterburners, a part of the engine which burns extra fuel for a speed boost.

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  • Pilot talk for "let's go flyin'!". For fun, it gets turned around to "let's go light the tires and kick the fires" from time to time. Pilot's allus thinks they's natch'l-born comedians. ;o)

    February 19, 2008